100 Years Ago Today

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    https://armyhistory.org/fighting-for-respect-african-american-soldiers-in-wwi/
    My grandmothers brother served with distinction in France during World War I.

    Rest all their souls.
     
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    True but my uncle never let others stop him from success in America. He was one of my heroes as a child.

    From his funeral in 1992.
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    I've been following the day-by-day records of my grandfather's service. He was in the 129th Infantry Regiment. From one of my references:

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    Any idea what unit(s) your great uncle was with? The 372 was part of the 93rd Division. How bizarre would it be for our relatives to have crossed paths in France 100 years ago?
     
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    I don't have much information on his service details. He showed me the Croix de Guerre 1914–1918 a few times when my grandmother would visit but it wasn't something he talked about much.
     
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    Ah!!! ... I could've sworn I saw WWI in the site's description! :oops::D
     
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    I think he was referring to post #4 images from WWII.

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    Both my Father and Grandfather come home from the 1914-18 war, Fortunately for Me ! :cool:
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    And fortunately for AAC too! :D
     
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    Came across this today, which may interest you. I was pleased to see this passage, which matches the history of the 33rd division, particularly my grandfather's 129th infantry unit.

    "September 8--Left Hill 304. Relieved by 129th infantry of the 33rd Division. Hiked in rain and mud for Brocourt."
    https://ebonydoughboys.org/index-11.html
    I believe it is also possible to look up service records for WW I veterans. You might not even have to be family anymore, since they are all deceased by now. But anyway it should be no problem if you wanted to pursue it.
     
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    In my case there is a British genealogy sites that will research names and records of WW1 veterans.
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    From my grandfather's notes and letters home

    Got too much gas, in the hospital. Went in on the 17th, my birthday - didn’t celebrate much.
    Sick all day and night.
    Shelled for 40 days, rained on for 35, but kept Fritz going just the same.
    Our Captain was wounded and also one of our First Lieutenants was hit with a machine gun bullet, and the other with a shell.
    I was at evac at Soues.
    [We haven't figured out where this might have been. There are two towns called Soues in France but neither makes sense.]

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